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How George imposed his will and appetites on Brighton

The Silent Stream is a play about “the Trump of his time”, George IV, who left his mark forever on the seaside town of Brighton.

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Review: An entertaining and fresh take on a true classic

What makes a classic? Might it sometimes be a euphemism, for one production too many of an over-familiar play? The Importance Of Being Earnest, at the Devonshire Park Theatre this week, is a classic well worthy of the label.

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Celebrating the talent and music of British music hall star Billy Merson

“There is no doubt about it, variety is coming back to Eastbourne,” Billy Merson declared at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in February 1938.

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Polegate Drama Group in Something To Hide

An ingenious thriller from Polegate Drama Group

Polegate Drama Group next month presents Something To Hide by Leslie Sands at Polegate Community Centre.

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Homecoming gig in summer for Keane singer Tom Chaplin

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Theatre royalty Gwen Taylor on the ‘wit and exuberance of Wilde’.

We move in grand circles sometimes, we of the ‘umble Eastbourne ‘Erald. When aristocracy arrives at the Devonshire Park Theatre, we know to tug the forelock.

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Trapdoor Productions summer show at Royal Hippdrome Theatre - copyright John Scofield Photography

Summer show starting soon at Royal Hippodrome

Summer 2018 sees the talented performers of Trapdoor Productions return to Eastbourne for the sixth consecutive year with their inimitable take on the great tradition of classic summer season family variety.

Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Devonshire Park Theatre

Bright, breezy & hilarious - a four star-production

What’s the purpose of theatre? To provoke, amuse, imagine, educate, question, entertain? Well, musical theatre merely entertains – and Thoroughly Modern Millie, touring at the Devonshire Park this week, fits the bill perfectly.

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Review: The Best Of The Fest

Nine days of performing, and over 2,000 competitors: this year’s Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival was an all-singing, all-dancing success.

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Superstar chef visits Sussex as part of UK tour

Superstar chef James Martin will be visiting Sussex as part of his new theatre tour across the UK.

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Underground next stop

Mind manipulator and illusionist Derren Brown is bringing his Underground show to Eastbourne this coming week.

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Great Expectations at the Devonshire Park Theatre

Review: Much to admire and enjoy in this interpretation

Great in many senses, including scale, scope and length: the Tilted Wig company brings Great Expectations of high quality to the Devonshire Park Theatre this week.

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A Bunch Of Amateurs is next for East Dean Players

Preparations are in full flow for the East Dean Players’ spring production which is witty drama A Bunch Of Amateurs written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.

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Moira House spring production 2018

Special, talented and so full of vitality at MoHo

Dream Dream Dream. An instant little Everly Brothers earworm, at the mention of the familiar title?

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Family show features real life siblings in young cast

“I closed my eyes, drew back the curtain, to see for certain what I thought I knew,” are the famous lyrics from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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Review: Audience was intrigued, absorbed and ultimately gripped by drama

A world stage premiere at the Devonshire Park this week: Middle Ground Theatre arrives with Ruth Rendell’s darkly dramatic Gallowglass.

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Gwen Taylor in Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest

National treasure Gwen Taylor will star as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest which makes a welcome return to the Devonshire Park Theatre stage on April 24-28.

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Telling the story of a soulful pop legend in Forever Dusty

Forever Dusty, a new musical by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, is touring the UK this Spring and comes to Eastbourne’s Royal Hippodrome Theatre on Saturday April 7 at 8pm.

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It’s Probably Offensive - but also risky, funny and thought-provoking

Life is imitating art in Eastbourne this April as a new play, with inspiration drawn from free speech debates surrounding cartoon-driven satire such as that seen in Private Eye, Charlie Hebdo and Viz, receives its world premiere with one of Private Eye’s leading cartoonists on the cast.

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